Monitoring tracks at turnouts and real time data collection, aims to avoid fails on the detection module of point machines due to track movements. It also allows automating different maintenance tasks, usually performed manually. Finally, it represents an advance in the early detection of deformations in the assembly turnout – point machine.
Track monitoring systems help to maintain the safety of railroad tracks on turnouts. It is important to ensure a correct position of stock rails and closure rails along the turnout and throughout the whole movement of the point machine. Also identify geometrical deformations is a priority to guarantee safety.